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 for coarse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coarse \Coarse\ (k[=o]rs), a. [Compar. Coarser
     (k[=o]rs"[~e]r); superl. Coarsest.] [As this word was
     anciently written course, or cours, it may be an abbreviation
     of of course, in the common manner of proceeding, common, and
     hence, homely, made for common domestic use, plain, rude,
     rough, gross, e. g., "Though the threads be course."
     --Gascoigne. See Course.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Large in bulk, or composed of large parts or particles; of
        inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or
        close in texture; gross; thick; rough; -- opposed to
        fine; as, coarse sand; coarse thread; coarse cloth;
        coarse bread.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Not refined; rough; rude; unpolished; gross; indelicate;
        as, coarse manners; coarse language.
        [1913 Webster]
              I feel
              Of what coarse metal ye are molded.   --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
              To copy, in my coarse English, his beautiful
              expressions.                          --Dryden.
     Syn: Large; thick; rough; gross; blunt; uncouth; unpolished;
          inelegant; indelicate; vulgar.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of textures that are rough to the touch or substances
             consisting of relatively large particles; "coarse meal";
             "coarse sand"; "a coarse weave" [syn: coarse, harsh]
             [ant: fine]
      2: lacking refinement or cultivation or taste; "he had coarse
         manners but a first-rate mind"; "behavior that branded him as
         common"; "an untutored and uncouth human being"; "an uncouth
         soldier--a real tough guy"; "appealing to the vulgar taste
         for violence"; "the vulgar display of the newly rich" [syn:
         coarse, common, rough-cut, uncouth, vulgar]
      3: of low or inferior quality or value; "of what coarse metal ye
         are molded"- Shakespeare; "produced...the common cloths used
         by the poorer population" [syn: coarse, common]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  268 Moby Thesaurus words for "coarse":
     Adamic, Circean, Doric, Mickey Mouse, acerb, acerbic, acrid,
     amaroidal, animal, animalistic, arrested, astringent, backward,
     barbaric, barbarous, base, bawdy, beastlike, beastly, bestial,
     bitter, bitter as gall, blustering, blustery, bodily, boorish,
     brassy, brazen, bristly, broad, broad-bodied, broken, brutal,
     brute, brutish, bulky, bullnecked, bumpy, cacophonous, caddish,
     caked, cakey, carnal, carnal-minded, caustic, cheap, cheesy,
     choked, choppy, clumsy, coarse-grained, common, corpulent,
     corrugated, cracked, crass, croaking, croaky, cross-grained, crude,
     dense, dirty, doggerel, dry, dysphemistic, earthy, embryonic,
     fallen, fat, filthy, fleshly, foul, foul-mouthed, fourth-class,
     frank, full, full-bodied, furious, gaudy, graceless, grained,
     grainy, granular, granulated, gritty, gross, gruff, gutter,
     guttural, hard, harsh, harsh-sounding, heavy, heavyset, hoarse,
     homespun, horripilant, husky, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impolite,
     improper, impure, in bad taste, in embryo, in ovo, in the rough,
     inconcinnate, inconcinnous, inconsiderate, incorrect, indecent,
     indecorous, indelicate, inelegant, inequal, inexpert, infelicitous,
     inferior, insensitive, irregular, jolty, kitschy, lapsed,
     lascivious, lewd, linsey-woolsey, loud, loutish, louty, low,
     low-class, low-grade, low-quality, low-test, lumpy, massive,
     material, materialistic, mean, meretricious, metallic, nasty,
     nonspiritual, obscene, offensive, orgiastic, outlandish,
     oversimple, paltry, physical, pimply, pitted, pocky, poor,
     postlapsarian, potholed, prentice, prickly, pungent, punk, raffish,
     ragged, raging, rank, raucid, raucous, raunchy, raw,
     reductionistic, reductive, ribald, ripply, rough, rough-cast,
     rough-grained, rough-hewn, roughcast, roughhewn, roughneck, roupy,
     rowdy, rude, rudimental, rudimentary, ruffled, rutted, rutty,
     scatological, scratchy, second-best, second-class, second-rate,
     seedy, shabby, shagged, shaggy, sharp, shoddy, simplistic, smutty,
     sour, squawking, squawky, stertorous, stormy, strangled, stunted,
     swinish, tacky, tactless, tart, tasteless, tawdry, tempestuous,
     textured, thick, thick-bodied, thickset, third-class, third-rate,
     three-dimensional, throaty, tinny, trashy, turbulent, unblown,
     uncivil, uncourtly, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, uncut,
     underdeveloped, undeveloped, undignified, uneuphonious, uneven,
     unfashioned, unfelicitous, unfeminine, unfinished, unformed,
     ungenteel, ungentle, ungentlemanly, ungraceful, unhewn, unkempt,
     unlabored, unladylike, unlevel, unlicked, unpolished, unprocessed,
     unrefined, unseemly, unsmooth, unsolicitous, unspiritual,
     untreated, ununiform, unworked, unwrought, viscous, vulgar,
     vulgarian, wimpled

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